Coach Ronnie Lee Roman Guilty of Child Molestation
The Los Angeles County District Attorney just published the following press release regarding the child molestation case involving Ronnie Lee Roman. Roman was found guilty of child molestation while working for the Los Angeles Unified School District. The D.A.’s press release follows:
Former Coach Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Students
A former coach was found guilty today of molesting girls while he worked at two elementary schools, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Jurors deliberated for more than a day before finding 44-year-old Ronnie Lee Roman guilty of seven counts of lewd act on a child and special allegations of multiple victims were found to be true.
Roman is scheduled to be sentenced July 19 when he faces up to 105 years to life in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Whelma Llanos of the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case.
Roman worked as a coach for an after-school program in Los Angeles. Dating as far back as 2002, he sexually assaulted victims, ranging in age from 8 to 11 years old.
Roman worked at Cahuenga Elementary and Vine Elementary schools. Six of the sexual assaults happened on school grounds and another occurred at the victim’s home.
Case BA436498 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sexual Abuse by Coaches is on the Rise
Coach Ronnie is another child molester who put himself in a position as a trusted adult in order to access children as his victims of sexual abuse. In this case, Roman was found guilty of molesting multiple children. However, as a California child sexual abuse lawyer we look deeper into the facts.
Statistics show that that for every victim who reported abuse, there are at least two more who have not come forward. We are here to help victims and their families understand their legal rights when they experience child sexual abuse.
Anthony M. DeMarco, Child Sexual Abuse Expert
Do you suspect that your child might have been exposed to Coach Ronnie Lee Roman? If so, it’s important that you seek the proper resources to ensure that you child remains safe. An experienced lawyer can help answer the questions you might have about how to proceed.